|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul female vocalists rnb neo-soul pop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic BBC Music page discogs lyrics official homepage other databases VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Michelle Wallen, 27 April 1969, London, England. Having written, recorded, and produced with the aid of heavyweights including Nile Rodgers (Chic), Prince and Rakim (Eric B And Rakim), Paris has remained one of the UKs biggest talents never to have made the great leap forward. It has not been for want of effort or ability, but producers have struggled to maximize the potential of one of the worlds most delightful soul-dance performers. Stronger material would certainly help. On her 1989 debut album, there were times when she hit a perfect beat, such as when she matches for dexterity the tenor sax of Courtney Pine on Like Dreamers Do. Her second album used new, hot producers as a remedy (Charles Mantronik of Mantronix, and Dancin Danny D of D-Mob); however, a sense of frustration still pervaded her career. It was not until 1998s Black Angel, that Paris came close to fulfilling her talent. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album...